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Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; 2018-2020 Small-Mesh Multispecies Specifications


Fishing Type
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Point of Contact
Cynthia Hanson, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281-9180.


NOAA Fisheries proposes small-mesh multispecies specifications for fishing years 2018-2020 and corrects a regulatory error from a previous rulemaking action. The specifications are intended to establish allowable catch limits for each stock within the fishery to control overfishing while allowing optimum yield. This action also informs the public of the proposed fishery specifications and regulatory correction, and provides an opportunity for comment.

Federal Register

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 04/19/2022